Everyone gets excited when they find themselves in a position were they have created something of value and it works. You get this great feeling with a high dose of positive energy, sense of value, sense of purpose or a boosted self-esteem.
This is not far from the truth that God created every one of us to make our world a better place than we met it with our own creations. He created each one with gifts for us to use them on Earth and not to take them back to Him in Heaven.
1 Peter 4: 10 (New International Version) says Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Each one of us are created uniquely and blessed with many gifts and talents that when used in reality, those that succeed at being fulfilled in life are those that used their gifts & abilities whether in business, at work, in athletics, in governance or any other field you can think of to make our world a better place while attaining a high level of recognition.
There are many examples of men and women in the Bible and in our world, today who are classic examples of people who discovered their own gifts and talents then used them to become successful in their endeavors. From Joseph the dreamer who rose to become Prime Minister of the most powerful nation of his time as a result of using his talent of understanding dreams to David, Samson, The Hebrew Boys and Daniel (Daniel 1: 4).
In our world today, the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Elon Musk and many entrepreneurs like them are celebrated for using their gifts. One man, in particular, fascinates me with how he went about his work – R.G. LeTourneau – the famous Christian who is tagged The Greatest Inventor of Earth Moving Equipments. He lived between 1888 and 1969 and was credited with over 300 patents. This man was a dreamer who’ll sleep, wake up and draw a new Earth moving equipment he had seen in his sleep. The man had a gift for art.
So what is holding Christians back today from expressing their own gifts? We even have the advantage of the HolySpirit who can teach us all things per time, then why are we not maximizing our gifts? I’ll discuss more on this in the concluding chapter…